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. an american born in south korea, skim a doctor, a leading global health advocate and winner of a so-called macarthur genius grant. in the late 1980s he demonstrated against world bank policies even calling for its end. last year picked by president obama he became the bank's chief after serving as president of dartmouth college since 2009. i talked with dr. kim at world bank headquarters in washington this morning and b by asking what's new in his goal of attacking poverty. >> we feel the fact that there's still 1.2 billion people living in absolute pove, which is less than $1.25 a day, is a stain on our collective conscience. >> suarez: a stain? >> a stain. over the past 25 years we've made progress. we've gone from 4% of the people living in absolute poverty to 21% today most of that was because china grew so rapidly. but now the tough work remains. what we're seeing is a 1% a year drop in global poverty but what's going to happen is that that curve will flatten out dramatically and what we're saying is we now need to bend that arc downwards and really end poverty and it's going to take a lo
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